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Outpatient Services Guide
Click here for detailed information on outpatient services and support groups at Valley.
Mailing Address:
The Valley Hospital
223 N. Van Dien Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Support Groups

 

To search for a support group outside of NJ

American Self-Help Group Clearinghouse
mentalhelp.net/selfhelp/selfhelp.php?id=859

Addiction

Mental Health & Emergency Services - Addiction Services

Adoption Support Groups

Maternal/Prediatric/Adolescent - Services/Programs for Adults

Aging

AARP
www.aarp.org/states/nj/

Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's Assoc. Greater NJ
www.alznj.org/

ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease

ALS Association
www.alsa.org/community/fssg.cfm?CFID=2192342&CFTOKEN=58641611

Anxiety

Agoraphobics Building Independent Lives
www.anxietysupport.org/b001menu.htm

Anxiety Disorders Association of America
www.adaa.org/

NJ Anxiety Support Groups
www.anxietypanic.com/newjersey.htm

Panic Survivor
www.panicsurvivor.com/

Recovery, Inc.
www.recovery-inc.com/

Apraxia

Apraxia Network of Bergen County
www.speechville.com/communication-station/new-jersey-network.html

Arthritis

Arthritis Foundation Self-Help Program
www.arthritis.org/events/getinvolved/ProgramsServices/arthritisselfhelp.asp

Bereavement

Bereavement Services

Borderline Personality

BPD Central
www.bpdcentral.com/

Brain Injury

Brain Injury Association of NJ
www.bianj.org/support-groups

Brain Tumor Foundation
www.braintumorfoundation.org/btsm_supportgroups.php

National Brain Tumor Foundation
www.braintumor.org/supportLocal/

Cancer

Valley Hospital Programs:

     Cancer Source Education Center
     www.valleyhealthcancercenter.com/

     Oncology Support Groups
     www.valleyhealth.com/SupportPrograms.aspx?id=586

American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp

CancerCare
www.cancercare.org/

National Cancer Institute
www.cancer.gov/

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
www.canceradvocacy.org/

Prostate Cancer Support Groups
www.phoenix5.org/supportgroupsNJ.html#Bergen

Thyroid Cancer Survivors Network
www.thyca.org/

Caregivers

Caregivers NJ, Dept. of Health & Human Services
www.state.nj.us/caregivernj/resources/support.shtml

CaringRoad Support Network
www.caringroad.org/index.cgi

Children of Aging Parents
www.caregiveraction.org

ElderCare Online
www.ec-online.net/community/Activists/can.htm

ElderCare Rights Alliance - Training Manual
www.eldercarerights.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={3D86538E-2EEE-45C3-806D-5FC28B2BBD91}

Family Caregiver Alliance
www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=347

National Family Caregivers Association
www.thefamilycaregiver.org/connecting_caregivers/

Well Spouse Foundation
www.wellspouse.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=section&id=8&itemid=37

Children/Adolescents with Living with a Chronic or Life Threatening Illness

Valley Health System's Butterflies Program
www.valleyhealth.com/Valley_HomeCare.aspx?id=62

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/cfs/support/states/supp_nj.htm

CFIDS Association of America
www.cfids.org/community/support-groups.asp

Fibromyalgia Network
www.fmnetnews.com/

NJ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Assoc.
njcfsa.org/MEETINGS.html#bergen

Crime Victims

End DWI
www.enddwi.com/

MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving
www.madd.org/nj

National Center for Victims of Crime
www.ncvc.org/ncvc/Main.aspx

National Organization for Victim Assistance
www.trynova.org/

Take Root (Child Abduction)
www.takeroot.org/

Crohn's and Colitis

CCFA - NJ Chapter
www.ccfa.org/chapters/newjersey/

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
www.cff.org/chapters_and_care_centers/index.cfm

Cystic Fibrosis Worldwide
www.iacfa.org/

Depression

Depression and Bi-Polar Support Alliance NJ
www.dbsanewjersey.org

Mood Disorders Support Group - New York City
www.mdsg.org/

Diabetes

Valley Health System Programs:

     Valley Home Care's Diabetes Support Services
     www.valleyhealth.com/Valley_HomeCare.aspx?id=72

     PrimeTime
     www.valleyhealth.com/VH_ps_vhPrimeTime.asp

American Diabetes Association
www.diabetes.org

Defeat Diabetes Foundation
www.defeatdiabetes.org/self_management/text.asp?id=Diabetes_Support_Gro

Diabetes Public Health Resource - CDC
www.cdc.gov/diabetes/

Junior Diabetes Research Foundation
www.jdrf.org/

National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Disorders
www.niddk.nih.gov/

Dialysis

Dialysis Seminar and Support Group of NJ
www.dssgnj.org/

Disability

Family Support Center of NJ
www.fscnj.org/

Heightened Independence and Progress
www.hipcil.org/

S.H.A.G. (Self Help Amputee Group)
Rich McAllister: 973-941-4653

Divorce

Divorce Source of NJ
www.divorcesource.com/groups/newjersey.shtml

Family Counseling Center of Ridgewood
www.cafsnj.org/services/family/support.html

Stepping Stones Counseling Centers for Stepfamilies
www.stepfamilies.com/services.html

Woman in Transition - Wayne Counseling & Family Services
www.waynecounselingcenter.org/Hyperlinks/Women_in_transition.htm

Eating Disorders

Eating Addictions Anonymous - SANE Fellowship
www.dcregistry.com/users/eatingaddictions/main.html

Eating Disorders Anonymous
www.eatingdisordersanonymous.org/

Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
www.edreferral.com/states/nj.html

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
www.anad.org/

NJ Self-Help Clearing House
www.medhelp.org/njgroups/eat.htm

Overcomers Outreach, Inc.
www.overcomersoutreach.org/page3.html

Employment/Retirement

Business and Professional Women/USA
www.bpwusa.org

National Association of Working Women
www.9to5.org/

NJ WINS - Work Incentive Programs
www.njwins.org/

Workforce NJ Public Information Network
wnjpin.net

Epilepsy

Epilepsy Foundation of NJ
www.efnj.com/index.shtml

National Epilepsy Foundation
www.epilepsyfoundation.org/

Family Support

Attachment Disorder Network
www.radzebra.org/

BPD Central
www.bpdcentral.com/

Family Support Organization of Bergen County
www.fsobergen.org/

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
www.ffcmh.org/

Intensive Family Support Service
www.cbhcare.com/

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
www.nami.org/

Headaches

American Council for Headache Education
www.achenet.org/

Cluster Headaches
www.clusterheadaches.com/

National Headache Foundation
www.headaches.org/consumer/supportgroups.html

Heart Disease

Valley Health System's Cardiology Support Groups
www.valleyhealth.com/SupportPrograms.aspx?id=582

Mended Hearts
3rd Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.
Hackensack University Medical Center, Cafeteria
Barbara Cecco: 201-265-9296 (day)

Pulmonary Hypertension Association
www.phassociation.org/

Hepatitis

Hepatitis C Information Center
hepatitis-central.com/hcv/support/main.html

Lupus

Lupus Foundation of America
www.lupus.org/chapters/locator.asp

Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease Network
www.lymenet.org/SupportGroups/UnitedStates/NewJersey/

Mental Illness

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
www.ffcmh.org/

Mental Health Support Groups
mentalhelp.net/selfhelp/

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
www.nami.org/

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill - Bergen
www.naminj.org/affiliates/bergen.html

Recovery Inc.
www.recovery-inc.com/

Mental Health & Emergency Services - Mental Health Services

West Side Presbyterian Church
Support group for sharing experiences, resources and coping strategies in a spiritual, compassionate and confidential setting. Meets first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 - 9:00 after Taize worship in Room 308. No registration necessary. Call Pat McGlade, Parish Nurse at 201-652-1966, ext. 35, for questions, or email her at pat@westside.org
6 South Monroe Street, Ridgewood, NJ

Mesothelioma

The Mesothelioma Center
www.asbestos.com 

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
www.msaa.com/programs/programs.html

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
www.nationalmssociety.org/sourcebook-MD.asp

Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy Association
www.mda.org/

Parent Project for Muscular Dystrophy Research, Inc.
www.parentprojectmd.org/

S.M.D.I
www.nsnet.org/smdi

Networking for Ill/Disabled 

C.U.S.A
www.cusan.org/

Friends' Health Connection
www.friendshealthconnection.org/index.php

National Parent to Parent Network
www.netnet.net/mums/

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

NJ Affiliate of the OCF
www.njocf.org/

Trichotillomania Learning Center
www.trich.org/

Overweight

Food Addicts Anonymous
www.foodaddictsanonymous.org/meetings.htm

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
www.foodaddicts.org/meetings.html

National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance
www.naafa.org/

North Jersey Intergroup Overeaters Anonymous
www.njioa.org/

Overeaters Anonymous
www.oa.org/index.htm

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (T.O.P.S)
www.tops.org/

Family Education/Support

Valley Health System Programs:

     Birth Doula Program
     www.valleyhealth.com/ChildBirth.aspx?id=436

     Breastfeeding 24 Hour Helpline
     201-447-8722

     Breastfeeding Support Group
     Every Thursday 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
     at The Kraft Center
     15 Essex Street
     Paramus, NJ
     201-291-6151

     Family Education Classes
     www.valleyhealth.com/parenteducation/

Cafe Mom: A Place for Moms
www.cafemom.com

Children's Aid & Family Services Baby Basics/Parenting Skills Program
www.cafsnj.org/services/index.html

Lactation Resources
www.lalecheleague.org/

Single Parent Group
Positive, informal group discussions on raising children on your own with regular guest speakers. No charge. Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Call 201-445-7015, ext. 215.
Family Counseling Service, 128 Prospect Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Time to Talk
www.timetotalk.org

Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's Disease Foundation
www.pdf.org/

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

American Red Cross 9/11 Recovery Programs
www.redcross.org/images/pdfs/911DirectoryServices.pdf

National Center for PTSD - US Dept. of Veterans Affairs
www.ncptsd.va.gov/

National Institute of Mental Health
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml

Pulmonary Support

Pulmonary Support Groups
www.emphysema.net/Rehab-Support/Support/support.htm

Scleroderma

Scleroderma Foundation
www.scleroderma.org/support.shtm#NJ

Self Mutilation

Discovery Health - Teens and Cutting
www.health.discovery.com/centers/teen/cutters/cutters.html

Sexual Orientation

COLAGE: Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere
www.colage.org/

COURAGE
www.couragerc.net/

DignityUSA
www.dignityusa.org/

Family Equality Council
www.familyequality.org

Gay and Lesbian Political Action and Support Group
www.gaypasg.org/GayPASG/index.htm

International Foundation for Gender Education
www.ifge.org/

PFLAG of Bergen County
www.pflag-bergennj.org/

Rainbow Families of NJ
www.rainbowfamiliesnj.org/

Straight Spouse Network
www.ssnetwk.org/

Short/Tall

Human Growth Foundation
www.hgfound.org/

Little People of America
www.lpaonline.org/

Magic Foundation
www.magicfoundation.org/

Tall Clubs International
www.tall.org/

Speech/Stuttering

National Stuttering Association
www.westutter.org/

U.S. Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication
www.ussaac.org/

Stroke

American Stroke Association
http://www.strokeassociation.org

National Stroke Association
www.stroke.org/site/PageServer?pagename=HOME

NJ Stroke Activity Center
www.njsac.org/

Post-Stroke & Disabled Adult Support Group
www.co.bergen.nj.us/bcdhs/pdfs/Post Stroke.pdf

Thyroid

Thyroid Cancer Survivor's Association
www.thyca.org/

Thyroid Foundation of America
www.tsh.org/

Transplant Recipient

Second Wind Lung Transplant Association
www.2ndwind.org/

Transplant Support
www.transweb.org/people/recips/resources/support_index.htm

Transplant Recipients International Organization
www.trioweb.org/

Trauma

Trauma Anonymous
www.bein.com/trauma/index.html

Survivors of Trauma and Victimization (Women only)
www.giftfromwithin.org/

Veterans/Military (also see Trauma)

Blinded Veterans Association
www.bva.org/

EX-POSE (Ex-Partners of Service Members for Equality)
mysite.verizon.net/vzeeer88/

National Center for PTSD - US Dept. of Veterans Affairs
www.ncptsd.va.gov/

National Gulf War Resource Center
www.ngwrc.org/

Society of Military Widows
www.militarywidows.org/

United Spinal Association
www.unitedspinal.org/how-we-serve

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
www.taps.org/resources/

Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.
www.vva.org/

Women's Issues

Business and Professional Women/USA
www.bpwusa.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1

National Organization for Women
now.org

NOW-NJ (National Organization for Women of NJ)
www.nownj.org/

Older Women's League
www.owl-national.org/index.htm

SOWN (Supportive Older Women's Network)
www.sown.org/

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